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Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of request by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations and providing a public comment period.

DATES:

Unless a request is withdrawn by October 10, 2007 or May 14, 2007 for registrations for which the registrant requested a waiver of the 180-day comment period, orders will be issued canceling these registrations. The Agency will consider withdrawal requests postmarked no later than October 10, 2007 or May 14, 2007, whichever is applicable. Comments must be received on or before October 10, 2007 or May 14, 2007, for those registrations where the 180-day comment period has been waived.

ADDRESSES:

Submit your comments and your withdrawal request, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0005, by one of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
  • Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001. Written withdrawal requests should be to the Attention of: John Jamula, Information Technology and Resources Management Division (7502P), at the address above.
  • Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Building), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. Deliveries are only accepted during the Docket's normal hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays). Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The Docket telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-2007-0005. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the docket without change and may be made available on-line at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through regulations.gov or e-mail. The Federal regulations.gov website is an “anonymous access” system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through regulations.gov, your e-mail address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.

Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either in the electronic docket at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard copy, at the OPP Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Building), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA. The hours of operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

John Jamula, Information Technology and Resources Management Division (7502P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (703) 305-6426; e-mail address: jamula.john@epa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

This action is directed to the public in general. Although this action may be of particular interest to persons who produce or use pesticides, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the information in this notice, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

B. What Should I Consider as I Prepare My Comments for EPA?

1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through regulations.gov or e-mail. Clearly mark the part or all of the information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or CD ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD ROM as CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD ROM the specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2.

2. Tips for preparing your comments. When submitting comments, remember to:

i. Identify the document by docket ID number and other identifying information (subject heading, Federal Register date and page number).

ii. Follow directions. The Agency may ask you to respond to specific questions or organize comments by referencing a Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part or section number.

iii. Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternatives and substitute language for your requested changes.

iv. Describe any assumptions and provide any technical information and/or data that you used.

v. If you estimate potential costs or burdens, explain how you arrived at your estimate in sufficient detail to allow for it to be reproduced.

vi. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns and suggest alternatives.

vii. Explain your views as clearly as possible, avoiding the use of profanity or personal threats.

viii. Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period deadline identified.

II. What Action is the Agency Taking?

This notice announces receipt by the Agency of applications from registrants to cancel 72 pesticide products registered under section 3 or 24(c) of FIFRA. These registrations are listed in sequence by registration number (or company number and 24(c) number) in the following Table 1:

Table 1.—Registrations With Pending Requests for Cancellation

Registration no.Product NameChemical Name
000100 AL-03-0004Tilt FungicidePropiconazole
000100 AL-04-0002Quilt FungicidePropiconazole
Azoxystrobin
000100 CA-96-0012Mefenoxam ECD-Alanine, N-(2,6-dimethylphenyl)-N-(methoxyacetyl)-, methyl ester
000100 CO-02-0005ActaraThiamethoxam
000100 ID-02-0004ActaraThiamethoxam
000100 ID-05-0007Quilt FungicidePropiconazole
Azoxystrobin
000100 ID-95-0012Tilt FungicidePropiconazole
000100 ID-98-0004Tilt FungicidePropiconazole
000100 IN-98-0003Tilt FungicidePropiconazole
000100 MI-03-0005Dual Magnum HerbicideS-Metolachlor
000100 MI-04-0007Dual Magnum HerbicideS-Metolachlor
000100 OK-04-0001Quilt FungicidePropiconazole
Azoxystrobin
000100 TX-06-0019Envoke Herbicide2-Pyridinesulfonamide, N-[[(4,6-dimethoxy-2-pyrimidinyl)amino]carbonyl]-3-(2,2,2-trifluoroet
000100 WA-01-0030Actara 25 WGThiamethoxam
000100 WA-04-0026Quilt FungicidePropiconazole
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Azoxystrobin
000100 WA-95-0033Tilt FungicidePropiconazole
000100 WA-98-0018Tilt FungicidePropiconazole
000239-02342Weed Killer M2,4-D, dimethylamine salt
Mecoprop, dimethylamine salt
000239-02485Weed-B-Gon Intermediate2,4-D, dimethylamine salt
Mecoprop, dimethylamine salt
000239-02581Weed-B-Gon Ready Spray Lawn Weed Killer2,4-D, dimethylamine salt
Mecoprop, dimethylamine salt
000239-02621Weed-B-Gon Lawn Weed Killer Formula TBenzoic acid, 3,6-dichloro-2-methoxy-, compd with N-methylmethanamine (1:1)
MCPA, dimethylamine salt
Mecoprop, dimethylamine salt
000239-02623Triamine Jet Weeder2,4-D, dimethylamine salt
Dimethylamine 2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)propionate
Mecoprop, dimethylamine salt
000239-02634Weed-B-Gon Weed Killer Formula IIBenzoic acid, 3,6-dichloro-2-methoxy-, compd with N-methylmethanamine (1:1)
MCPA, dimethylamine salt
Mecoprop, dimethylamine salt
000241 WA-92-0015Prowl 3.3 EC HerbicidePendimethalin
000241 WA-96-0019Prowl 3.3 EC HerbicidePendimethalin
000241 WA-96-0020Avenge Wild Oat HerbicideDifenzoquat methyl sulfate
000241 WA-96-0021Assert HerbicideImazamethabenz
000264 WA-90-0009Gustafson LSP Flowable FungicideThiabendazole
000400-00049Alanap-LNaptalam, sodium salt
000400-00155Harvade-5FDimethipin
000400-00398Harvade-25FDimethipin
000400-00432Harvade TechnicalDimethipin
000400-00505LeaflessDimethipin
Thidiazuron
000432-01288Baygon TechnicalPropoxur
000464-00709Ucarcide 115 AntimicrobialGlutaraldehyde
000769-00638Smcp Granular Dy-Kil-20 Non-Selective Weed & Grass KillDiuron
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000875-00090Per-Vad Low Foam Liquid Acid SanitizerPhosphoric acid
Sulfonated oleic acid, sodium salt
001381-00089Midland Hy Py Fogging Stock SprayPiperonyl butoxide
Pyrethrins
005481-00009Alco Fly Fighter Double Strength Fly BaitDichlorvos
005481-00341Alco Flea Collar for Dogs-Black.Dichlorvos
005481-00342Alco Flea Collar for Cats - WhiteDichlorvos
005481-00343Alco Flea Collar for Dogs - ClearDichlorvos
005481-00345Alco Flea Collar for Cats-Clear.Dichlorvos
005481-00346Alco Flea Collar for Dogs - GlittersDichlorvos
005481-00347Alco Flea Collar for Cats-Glitters.Dichlorvos
005905-00523Propanil 60DPropanil
010163 OR-99-0056Botran 75 W-FungicideDicloran
010163 WA-95-0015Imidan 70-WP Agricultural InsecticidePhosmet
011603-00028Bromacil TechnicalBromacil
019713 OR-90-0023Drexel Diuron 4l HerbicideDiuron
034913-00017Knockout Granular Weed KillerDiuron
Sulfometuron
035935-00032Clopyralid TechnicalClopyralid
055260 OR-04-0025Syllit Flow FungicideDodine
056228-00008Pigeon Bait Strychnine CornStrychnine
056228-000271.6% Strychnine PasteStrychnine
059639 WA-01-0006Cobra HerbicideLactofen
061282 OR-01-0018Hopkins Zinc Phosphide PelletsZinc phosphide (Zn3P2)
061483-00092Patriot Plus Insecticide Ear TagDiazinon
Tetrachlorvinphos
062719-00096Balan 2.5GBenfluralin
062719-00127Balan Dry FlowableBenfluralin
062719-00146Turf Fertilizer contains Balan 0.92%Benfluralin
062719-00147Turf Fertilizer contains Balan 1.15%Benfluralin
062719-00148Turf Fertilizer contains Balan 1.25%Benfluralin
062719 AZ-00-0001Goal 2XL HerbicideOxyfluorfen
062719 OR-94-0035Lorsban 4E-HFChlorpyrifos
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066222 AZ-02-0009Thiodan 3 EC InsecticideEndosulfan
066222 WA-05-0003Rimon 0.83 ECNovaluron
066330-00217Dicofol 4 ECDicofol
068098 WA-98-0014Mycoshield Brand of Agricultural TerramycinCalcium oxytetracycline
070627-00039Johnson Wax Professional Contact Insecticided-trans-Chrysanthemum monocarboxylic ester of dl-2-allyl-4-hydroxy-3-methyl-2-cyclopenten-1-
4,7-Methano-1H-isoindole-1,3(2H)-dione, 2-(2-ethylhexyl)-3a,4,7,7a-tetrahydro-
Piperonyl butoxide
Pyrethrins
071579 WA-98-0008Harvade-5fDimethipin
072106-00002Evergreen Lawn Food with Weed Control 12-4-42,4-D, dimethylamine salt

A request to waive the 180-day comment period has been received for the following registrations: 432-1288; 769-638; 5481-9; 5481-341; 5481-342; 5481-343; 5481-345 5481-346; 5481-347. Therefore, the 30-day comment period will apply for these registrations.

Unless a request is withdrawn by the registrant by October 10, 2007 or by May 14, 2007 for those registrations with a 30-day comment period, orders will be issued canceling all of these registrations. A person may submit comments to EPA as provided in ADDRESSES and Unit I. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION above. However, because FIFRA section 6(f)(1)(A) allows a registrant to request cancellation of its pesticide registrations at any time, users or anyone else desiring retention of those pesticides listed in Table 1 may want to contact the applicable registrant in Table 2 directly during this period to request that the registrant retain the pesticide registration or to discuss the possibility of transferring the registration. A user seeking to apply for its own registration of that pesticide may submit comments requesting EPA not to cancel a registration until its “me-too” registration is granted.

Table 2 of this unit includes the names and ADDRESSES of record for all registrants of the products in Table 1 of this unit, in sequence by EPA company number:

Table 2.—Registrants Requesting Voluntary Cancellation

EPA Company No.Company Name and Address
000100Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., Attn: Regulatory Affairs, Po Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 274198300
000239The Ortho Business Group, d/b/a The Scotts Co., Po Box 190, Marysville, OH 43040
000241BASF Corp., Po Box 13528, Research Triangle Park, NC 277093528
000264Bayer Cropscience LP, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
000400Chemtura USA Corp., 199 Benson Rd. (2-4), Middlebury, CT 06749
000432Bayer Environmental Science, A Business Group of Bayer Cropscience LP, Po Box 12014, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
000464Dow Chemical Co., The, Attn: George Paul, 1803 Building, Midland, MI 48674
000769Value Gardens Supply, LLC, d/b/a Value Garden Supply, Po Box 585, Saint Joseph, MO 64502
000875Johnsondiversey, Inc., 8310 16th Street, Sturtevant, WI 53177
001381Agriliance, LLC, Po Box 64089, St. Paul, MN 551640089
005481Amvac Chemical Corp., Attn: Jon C. Wood, 4695 Macarthur Ct., Suite 1250, Newport Beach, CA 926601706
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005905Helena Chemical Co., 225 Schilling Blvd., Suite 300, Collierville, TN 38017
010163Gowan Co, Po Box 5569, Yuma, AZ 853665569
011603Makhteshim-Agan of North America Inc., Agent For: Agan Chem Mfg, Ltd, 4515 Falls of Neuse Rd Ste 300, Raleigh, NC 27609
019713Drexel Chemical Co., Po Box 13327, Memphis, TN 381130327
034913SSI Maxim Co., Inc., PO Box 1954, Kilgore, TX 75663
035935Nufarm Limited, Agent For: Nufarm Limited, PO Box 13439, Rtp, NC 27709
055260Ceres International LLC, Agent For: Agriphar S.A., 1087 Heartsease Drive, West Chester, PA 19382
056228U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Rd, Unit 149, Riverdale, MD 20737
059639Valent U.S.A. Corp., PO Box 8025, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
061282Hacco, Inc., 110 Hopkins Drive, Randolph, WI 539561316
061483KMG-Bernuth, Inc., PO Box 80, Ellwood, KS 66024
062719Dow Agrosciences LLC, 9330 Zionsville Rd 308/2E, Indianapolis, IN 462681054
066222Makhteshim-Agan of North America Inc., 4515 Falls of Neuse Rd Ste 300, Raleigh, NC 27609
066330Arysta Lifescience North America Corp., 15401 Weston Parkway, Suite 150, Cary, NC 27513
068098Mt. Adams Orchard Corp., PO Box 1588, Yakima, WA 98907
070627Johnsondiversey, Inc., PO Box 902, Sturtevant, WI 53177
071579Association of Basin Nurseries, PO Box 1339, Wenatchee, WA 98807
072106Waupaca Northwoods LLC, d/b/a Waupaca Materials, Po Box 569, Waupaca, WI 54981

III. What is the Agency's Authority for Taking this Action?

Section 6(f)(1)(A) of FIFRA provides that a registrant of a pesticide product may at any time request that any of its pesticide registrations be canceled. FIFRA further provides that, before acting on the request, EPA must publish a notice of receipt of any such request in the Federal Register and provide for a 30-day public comment period. In addition, where a pesticide is registered for a minor agricultural use and the Administrator determines that cancellation or termination of that use would adversely affect the availability of the pesticide for use, FIFRA section 6(f)(1)(C) requires EPA to provide a 180-day period before approving or rejecting the section 6(f) request unless:

1. The registrant requests a waiver of the 180-day period, or

2. The Administrator determines that continued use of the pesticide would pose an unreasonable adverse effect on the environment.

IV. Procedures for Withdrawal of Request

Registrants who choose to withdraw a request for cancellation must submit such withdrawal in writing to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, postmarked before October 10, 2007 or before May 14, 2007 for those registrations where the 180-day comment period has been waived. This written withdrawal of the request for cancellation will apply only to the applicable FIFRA section 6(f)(1) request listed in this notice. If the product(s) have been subject to a previous cancellation action, the effective date of cancellation and all other provisions of any earlier cancellation action are controlling. The withdrawal request must also include a commitment to pay any reregistration fees due, and to fulfill any applicable unsatisfied data requirements.

V. Provisions for Disposition of Existing Stocks

The effective date of cancellation will be the date of the cancellation order. The orders effecting these requested cancellations will generally permit a registrant to sell or distribute existing stocks for 1 year after the date the cancellation request was received. This policy is in accordance with the Agency's statement of policy as prescribed in the Federal Register of June 26, 1991 (56 FR 29362) (FRL-3846-4). Exceptions to this general rule will be made if a product poses a risk concern, or is in noncompliance with reregistration requirements, or is subject to a data call-in. In all cases, product-specific disposition dates will be given in the cancellation orders.

Existing stocks are those stocks of registered pesticide products which are currently in the United States and which have been packaged, labeled, and released for shipment prior to the effective date of the cancellation action. Unless the provisions of an earlier order apply, existing stocks already in the hands of dealers or users can be distributed, sold, or used legally until they are exhausted, provided that such further sale and use comply with the EPA-approved label and labeling of the affected product. Exception to these general rules will be made in specific Start Printed Page 18651cases when more stringent restrictions on sale, distribution, or use of the products or their ingredients have already been imposed, as in a Special Review action, or where the Agency has identified significant potential risk concerns associated with a particular chemical.

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Dated: April 3, 2007.

Robert Forrest,

Acting Director, Information Technology and Resources Management Division, Office of Pesticide Programs.

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